Senior Application Engineer (node.js) - Lehi, UT

  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, we’re creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether it’s reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life-changing experiences. With over 10 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 14 million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.

For more information on what we do and why you would want to work at Ancestry, visit


Job Description

Front-end Software Application Engineer (node.js)

Interested in working for a team behind impactful change for our consumers? Do you want your family and friends (and even strangers) to light up when you tell them where you work?  Then you’ve come to the right place!

As a Software Engineer on our Hints UI team, you’ll be responsible for developing innovative hinting experiences for our users.  You’ll be the key behind delivering innovative products and services to our Ancestry customers, which help them discover who they are and enrich their lives as they journey through personal discovery.

If you love to design, implement and significantly impact user’s experiences, then you’ll feel fully satisfied in this role and on this team!

You will:

  • You will design and develop user facing experiences that delight the customer.
  • You will primarily develop in JavaScript/Node.js and use UI Application frameworks like React or AngularJS to create satisfying experiences of discovery for our users
  • You will get the opportunity to work in the cloud using AWS.
  • Work on a scrum team that delivers meaningful functionality every iteration.
  • Collaborate with backend services teams to develop solutions that help the user interact with their hints in a meaningful way.
  • Write code and unit tests, document learnings, conduct code reviews.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. You are a Senior level Engineer (7+ years of Enterprise Software Development experience)
  2. Your strengths are in nodeJS / Javascript and Web Application development
  3. You are passionate about mentoring others and are a natural leader Junior and Associate Engineers seek advice or guidance from.

Other Requirements:

  • Experienced in JavaScript and UI frameworks like AngularJS or React
  • You have solid design skills
  • A benefit for the team if you have AWS experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment using agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or related field or equivalent experience required



Additional Information

Ancestry is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at

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Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related thereto), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, age (40 and older), mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.   The Company also makes reasonable accommodations to applicants or employees with qualifying disabilities who request them and who otherwise meet the requirements of applicable law.  If you would like to request an accommodation during the application process, please contact our Director of Recruiting. 

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.